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ERIC Number: EJ720858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
"Obviously They Were There, But...": Men's Presence in Women's Studies--An Israeli Perspective
Halevi, Sharon; Blumen, Orna
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v15 n3 p203-212 2005
This article focuses on women students' perceptions of and responses to the presence of men in a Women's Studies (WS) classroom. Like other feminist scholars (Bignell; Sethna), the authors feel strongly that it is necessary to incorporate students' perspectives into the theory and practice of feminist pedagogy. But although the issue of men's presence in WS is a familiar one in feminist research, only one study has focused on the perceptions of women students (Philips and Westland). This current study further develops this approach; by focusing on the impact of their socio-cultural background, it deconstructs the category of "women students." More precisely, the authors compare the perceptions of Israeli-Palestinian women to those of Israeli-Jewish women, bringing a fresh perspective to this issue. (Contains 9 endnotes.)
University of Illinois Press, 1325 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6903. Tel: 217-333-0950.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel